Best Twist Season 5 (Commons) Decks, Legend Decks For The New Format In February 2024

Twist has officially launched! A new mode first released into Beta back in June is now back in full swing. It’s the first major addition to Hearthstone since Mercenaries (which, looking back at it, was a mostly failed experiment). The idea behind Twist is that the format will rotate every couple of seasons (or even every season), changing the list of available expansions, possibly with some extra rules.

We’ve also learned that Caverns of Time – the new straight-to-Wild expansion – will be available in Twist for its first three seasons. It doesn’t mean that they are going to be the same (first and second are similar, but a bit different), just that all of them will include that set.

Current Twist Format – Commons

Current Twist format is called “Commons” and it’s a completely new format (after a few “Wonders” repeats). You might also see it being called “Pauper”. It’s a term from Magic: The Gathering, describing a format where players can only use Common rarity cards. The same is true for the current Twist season – you will only be able to play Common cards.

This kind of format has a unique advantage – accessibility. Previous Twist formats required players to have a massive collection of Wild cards to play it, and if they didn’t, many popular decks were quite expensive. With Commons only, even in the worst case scenario, a full deck costs only 1200 Dust. While it’s still not nothing, normal decks usually cost at least a few times as much.

Demon Hunter and Death Knight are not available for obvious reasons.

Here’s a full list of sets you can build your Twist decks with:

  • Core Set
  • Curse of Naxxramas
  • Goblins vs Gnomes
  • Blackrock Mountain
  • The Grand Tournament
  • The League of Explorers
  • Whispers of the Old Gods
  • One Night in Karazhan
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
  • Journey to Un’Goro
  • Knights of the Frozen Throne
  • Kobolds & Catacombs
  • The Witchwood
  • The Boomsday Project
  • Rastakhan’s Rumble
  • Rise of Shadows
  • Saviors of Uldum
  • Descent of Dragons (+Galakrond’s Awakening)
  • Caverns of Time

Twist (Commons) Deck Lists

Decks are sorted by date, those on the top are the latest and on the bottom are the oldest.


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  1. Covalerahien
    February 4, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    It took me longer than I want to admit that this is the same thread for all seasons, and was very confused by some of the deck suggestions below. LOL

  2. Css09
    November 2, 2023 at 11:27 am

    This mode is fun if you want to play against Jade Rogue for 90%+ of your matches despite the new “seasons”

    • Pommesfee
      November 2, 2023 at 11:59 am

      I don’t come across Jade Rogue very often. The last two days have been very diverse between dude paladin, secret paladin, inner fire priest, freeze/burn mage, miracle rogue, jade rogue, jade druid, reno decks, lots of different stuff really. Sadly not many decks that give off “real” un’goro vibes, like elementals or quest decks though.

  3. Churrasqueiro
    October 6, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Hey guys, i reached legend with a priest deck, but couldn’t upload it here because of the deck builder. I posted it on twitter tagging your profile there.

  4. Nerose
    October 6, 2023 at 11:02 am

    I don’t like Wonders XL as much. I’m so glad that these formats only last a month. I can play another mode in the meantime.

  5. Electronick
    October 2, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    That warlock deck looks amazingly fun. Quick note: there are 2 Leeroy’s in the list above. One should be a Rag. 🙂

  6. Tailsfromvienna
    September 8, 2023 at 8:30 am

    you wrote:
    “Update: Sword Eater was removed from Twist Wonders in a recent hotfix, because it was not supposed to be there in the first place (Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is not a part of the format).”

    Apparently Gadgetzan IS part of the format, but Sword Eater is from Darkmoon, and THAT set is not part of Twist Wonders

  7. JoyDivision
    September 7, 2023 at 12:11 am

    Sword Eater doesn’t exist in my card pool anymore … I was able to build (and play) decks with him, but since yesterday, the card is red in existing deck lists and is not available in the Warrior card pool anymore.

    Moreover, some cards are shown weirdly in the collection.. Acolyte of Pain, for example, is shown 3 times: 2 normal (Core Set), 2 golden (Core Set) and the 2 golden copies I own, which are marked ‘banned’.

    Blizzard still a small indie company, it seems.

    • PitLord
      September 8, 2023 at 6:27 am

      I don’t know for the other cards, but for sword eater
      “Fixed a bug where Sword Eater was playable in Twist, even though it is not in one of the legal expansions for this season”.

  8. Fitzcairn
    September 4, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the decks lists but i don’t know what’s wrong because all the decks code are failing to import into the game. HS doesnt detect the code as it should be usually inside your collection. Maybe because they rushed the Twist mode into the game and something is broken.

    I tested import of standard deck list and it’s working so it’s really only the Twis mode import who doesn’t work !

    • Old Guardian
      September 4, 2023 at 9:15 am

      I can import the Paladin and Hunter decks that do not include any of the brand-new cards from Caverns. I also cannot get the others to work.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      September 4, 2023 at 10:24 am

      Thanks for the report, I sort of fixed it! They still import as Wild, but you can convert them to Twist with one button.

      • Fitzcairn
        September 5, 2023 at 2:34 pm

        Thanks ! Now i could import all the decks but some cant work even after the conversion into Twist because some cards are in red like for exemple in the war control : acolyte of pain or fiery axe.

        How is it possible this cards are banned in twits if the player made it legend with this list ?

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          September 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm

          Sorry, I think deck codes might contain wrong version of the card. The cards on our website are prioritizing Core version and Core is not available in Twist.

          But it can be fixed by taking those cards out of the deck, searching for them and adding them back in.

          I’ll try to do something about deck codes but it’s hard with so many different formats and the fact that Twist will have different expansions every month :/

          • Fitzcairn
            September 10, 2023 at 8:49 am

            You know what is more a shame from Blizzard ? I spent some golds on Caverns of Time packs and i got a lot of copy of cards i aleady have (example Jade Behemoth from Gadgetzan) so it mean they gave me new copy of cards that i already have but they replaced the old cards by by the new cards. The old cards completely diseappeared in my collection and i don’t get dust or any compensation for that tt’s a total scam !

  9. JoyDivision
    September 4, 2023 at 4:50 am

    No explanation within Hearthstone what rules the Season 1 Twist format has?

    And why on earth is there no filter for Caverns of Time? That way, it’s superdifficult to craft some of the cards if you don’t want to ‘massbuy’ the set… best thing I found is to filter for missing cards in Twist…

    Very poorly executed imho.

    • Old Guardian
      September 4, 2023 at 8:06 am

      The in-game filter for Caverns of Time is at the top of the Wild expansions. You need to scroll down a bit from the Standard expansions. There have been some display bugs with Caverns reprints though, there are cases where you cannot see them – also in crafting view – if you own exactly one copy of the reprint and two copies of the original.

      • JoyDivision
        September 5, 2023 at 6:48 am

        Thanks for pointing that out – although I could swear I looked it up and the expansion button wasn’t there a few days ago …

        And it seems I’m too dumb to use the filters – After filtering for ‘Caverns’ ‘missing’ with checked boxes ‘Normal – Missing’ and ‘Premium – Owned’, lots of golden wild cards I own aren’t shown (all the Shaman Jade cards, for example).

        Ah well, I did it the other way round and checked which cards are played in Wild, then crafted some of those.